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Dave's Straw Hat Inn
Ranked #11 of 150 Hotels in Boracay
Certificate of Excellence
shanghai
1 review
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“GOOD trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

very good resort~~the service is very good。。I stayed for 5 nights and really had a nice time there . All staff were nice, friendly, flexible and also reliable like a family, so always talk with them when I have a question or something. The location was a little bit far from the main downtown but instead of that, very quiet and comfortable

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank xingjin s
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Cheonan, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

The staff are so friendly and helpful. They are happy to go out of their way to give you directions, call and organise tours for you etc. The location is great. It was nice to be away from the hustle and bustle but within a 15-20min walk or 5mins by motorbike-taxi-thing (which is only about $1 and can fit a few people). All in all I am so happy I stayed at DSHI. It's enough back from the beach and low-down so you don't even hear the wind blowing at night. Such beautiful nights sleep. I was in the room directly opposite the reception/restaurant area and was never disturbed by the noise, which staff respectfully keep to a minimum. You can borrow books and use their sunscreen, and at night they bring round (or you can request) slow burning mosquito repellents for your porch area. The other guests were friendly and the whole atmosphere is one of a family run place where you feel comfortable and safe. The wifi is slow, but no slower than i'd expect of a developing country. The other guests were a mix of families, couples, friends... everyone got on fine and you meet plenty of people out and about at the local hot-spots. The communal areas and rooms were clean and sufficient. Side bead lamps, power sockets, fans, AC units all worked just fine. I stayed there for 8 nights and have not one bad words to say about the place or staff. STAY THERE! :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JamesMemski
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

We booked Dave's Straw Hat Inn based purely on the quality of the reviews that we read. We were happy with our decision! We had a very relaxing 7 night holiday at Dave's Straw Hat Inn. It is easy to relax when we know that we are well cared for. We were always made to feel welcome by staff and fully trusted our interaction with each other. Each day staff ensured that we were well catered for. Staying at Dave's offers a very personal experience as there are a small number of rooms, with a good staff, guest ratio.

Dave's is located in a very private, quiet section of White Beach and this enabled us to have a very quiet, peaceful sleep each night.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is excellent value for money!!!!!

The people (South West Tours) that Dave's organized to transfer us to and from the island was well worth the money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joseph A
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Osaka, Japan
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

I stayed for 3 nights and really had a nice time there with a friend of mine.
All staff were nice, friendly, flexible and also reliable like a family, so always talk with them when I have a question or something.

The location was a little bit far from the main downtown but instead of that, very quiet and comfortable atmosphere all the time.

Rooms were tidy and normal in a good way that was enough for me.
I had a trouble with a shower in my room one day but immediately the staff fixed it and apologized politely for the inconvenience.

In the end, I highly recommend this inn if you need an AWESOME hospitality.
Before the stay, they answered me as quickly as they can by email.
During the stay, they were always helpful with smile.
After the stay, they sent me a lovely email with a picture taken with them.
I do believe the hospitality is much better than 4 star hotel inspite of the very reasonable price.
I can say that I love to stay there again if I have a chance!!

Arigato!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michi O
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Sandvika, Norway
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94 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

Based on the great reviews we had high expectations to this hotel, maybe too high. Yes, the staff is friendly but other parts of the stay were average. The rooms are quite small, but the Ac couldn't keep my room (#7) cool enough. They don't provide shampoo in the bathrooms. The breakfast is not included, but for the price it should be. The Wifi is adequate but the signal is quite weak, there is no signal in room #4. The garden is quite small with a lot of mosquitos, bring a repellent. The location is ok, 150 m to the beach but another 1500 meters to D'Mall shopping area at Boatstation 2.
All in all an ok stay, but nothing spectacular.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Makati, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

While i'm staying in Dave straw, i'm really amaze with how nice, friendly and helpful all the staff there. Even i have a lot of ask and request, they still help me sincerely. And most of all, the room is very clean which i'm looking for the hotel to stay. Thank you dave straw, Janet and all the staff. All your help while i'm staying there, highly appreciated. Keep up all your good work and hope to stay in your place again soon! Cheerss!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JeungL
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

What an amazing experience! Dave's Straw hat was a fab place to chill in a quaint, friendly and very clean tropical enclave!!! Liza, Mae and Efrem made us feel like family! Mae can cook like nobody else. Liza's warm greetings as we came and go made our trip so special. We will never stay anywhere else but here when we travel to Boracay!!!!' Thank you for making our stay so special!!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Emily C
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Property: Dave's Straw Hat Inn
Address: Sitio Angol, Manoc Manoc | Malay Aklan , 5608, Aklan Province 1265, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dave's Straw Hat Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Charming Resting Place, which offers a serene and intimate tropical nirvana, located less than a minutes walk to the beautiful Boracay Island "white" beach. Allow the staff to cater to your needs while you spoil yourself in the beauty of Boracay. Enjoy the family atmosphere and those amenities that most big Boracay resorts offer without the high prices. We have been referred to as the "best budget hotel on Boracay," but without skimping on the comforts. ... more   less 
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